Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Music Technology

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Course summary

Want to be an established music technician? Study our BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree at Birmingham City University. This course is aimed at the technical music producer, and will train you to use technology to create, record and distribute music. We will provide you with industry connections, live projects and a wide, in-depth knowledge of the field. You’ll leave with a valuable blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production, alongside solid business awareness and a strong understanding of technology. What's covered in the course? Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology course was set up to meet the growing demand for people within the music and audio industries who are able to use technology to assist in the creation, performance and distribution of music. We will train you to become the next generation of musically-informed engineers, with a strong understanding of underlying technical principles in order to make informed decisions about appropriate technologies. You will analyse and critically evaluate live musical events and sound recordings, as well as music technology products, systems, processes and designs. You’ll also have the opportunity to study in our world-class facilities in our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Exploring a wealth of creative ideas and techniques, we will encourage you to think innovatively and respond to the needs of industry. Employability is a key factor incorporated within the course, and we are dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge to jump right into a creative role. Why Choose Us?Excellent preparation for industry  - Learn skills for a range of technology-focused career paths in the highly dynamic music technology environment. Our students have gone on to work at Focusrite, Universal, BBC, Audient and The Music Group.    • Range of  opportunities - Our graduates have successfully entered the music and audio industry in production, sound design and audio through to technical development, acoustic consultancy and education.    • Unique position in UK higher education - The BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree holds a unique position, drawing on the dual strengths of a cutting-edge technology institution and a premier Conservatoire. • Undertake a sandwich year - You can choose to take a one-year work placement between your second and final year, providing you with valuable work experience.   • State-of-the-art campus and facilities  - You’ll be taught across our three City Centre Campuses that include; Millennium Point, which has recently had a £6.5 million investment in facilities; the £57 million Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; and £62 million Parkside Campus. Find out more about our campuses. • Be inspired - Read about how Kristian collaborated with music students in studios while studying.   • Build skills for employment - You will have the option to join our Curzon Software House and take part in industry projects to build up skills for your CV. • High course satisfaction - We scored 95 per cent for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 - Music Industry, Music and Critical Studies, Digital Audio Technology, Audio Electronics, Musical Instrument Acoustics, Music Technology and Sound Recording Year 2 - Media Production Management, Music and Critical Studies (2), Digital Signal Processing, Networks for Music Technology,Audio Systems, Music Technology and Sound Recording (2) Year 3 - Interactive Music Systems, Music and Sound for Visual Media, Technology Project, Studio Acoustics, Music Technology and Sound Recording (3)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W350
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
68%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Technology at Birmingham City University - UCAS